Best of CES 2021
THERE WAS NO CES in Las Vegas this year. No touching of gadgets, no in-person demos, no long lines at Starbucks. Instead, the annual consumer tech showcase was held entirely in cyberspace, replete with awkward Zoom calls, glitch-filled booth tours, and livestreamed press conferences with presenters standing 6 feet apart. Even though we could only experience CES from afar, we still were able to identify the products, components, prototypes, and trends that will shape the next few generations of consumer tech.